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Here we have an MV of Taeyang’s Wedding Dress with karaoke and english subtitles. Anyone can sing along to this!

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Here we have a video clip of a guy called the “Gingerbread Man,” playing “Tong Hua” by Michael Wong (Guang Liang) on the keyboard. The Gingerbread Man cannot read music, he learned this song by listening (by ear) then through trial and error to try and perfect it.

Although he admitted that he is nowhere near good enough. But at YoYoAsia, we think it’s a good start. Hope you will perfect the song soon and maybe add the singing into it too. Thanks to The Gingerbread Man’s friend for the video. We would like to see more clips from YoYoAsia viewers. Can email me on yoyoasia1@googlemail.com

MTC@YoYoAsia

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A new Taeyang fan site have recently been created, http://taeyangsol.com/. The site is dedicated to Taeyang, including his events, fashion, news and just everything about Taeyang. It also features some other great catergories such as, kpop news, kpop fashion, fan zone, twitter updates and more to follow to the great Taeyang fan site. Check it out for yourselves! There’s also a Taeyang.com Facebook Page to keep to updated with the latest updates of the site. The link is: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Taeyangsolcom/369070179901?ref=ts.

It’s opened to all Taeyang fans, kpop fans, fashion fans and all netizens. Get yourselves on that site!

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A duet between Jay Chou and his junior female apprentice Cindy Yen called “Sand Painting.”  In this MV, they demonstrated their skills on a few musical intruments such as the violin, the cello and the piano.  A well pieced together song that is easy to listen to and visually exciting to see the two performing with the harmonised tone of the intruments. Listen and watch the MV for yourselves.

Enjoy:

MTC@YoYoAsia

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Twins are back! Charlene Choi and Gillian Chung are back together as Twins. They are to celebrate their 10th anniversary with a concert at the Hong Kong Coliseum. There will staging a two show concert on 16th and 17th of April. Great news? Well it’s got to be for the die hard fans.

Since Gillian Chung’s involvement in the scandal with Edison Chen, her popularity fell dramatically. Still to this day, she’s not gaining support from the public and Charlene Choi’s fans. The fans of Charlene have even commented in forums to say Gillian should leave Charlene alone.

This concert will be their first since 2006, this time they are to prove the strenght and maturity of their performances and voices. We are promised to see a different side of twins, not the naive young girls anymore. The concept of the show will be based on their latest single “Everybody bounce up.” They want to send a message across to all that no matter what situations Twins get themselves into, they will always bounce back up to reach their goals.

The theme of the concert is created by Tomas Chan. In the concert poster (above), Twins are the main focus and they are dressed exactly the same to prove they are back together as one act. Both Charlene (left) and Gillian (Left) are dressed in a more rock ‘n’ roll style, so we may see more performances from them base on that.

The concerts are on sale now! If you are going, write me a review please.

MTC@YoYoAsia

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In this topic, we will look at how athletes and sportspersons turned their career to the entertainment industry. Many have joined the industry as a singer, an actor, an actress or a presenter. Can they strike gold? Will their mentality suit the entertainment and showbiz industry? Is this the trend we should support? Let’s look at some who have made their way to the industry.

Liu Xuan

First, we will look at a Chinese OlympianLiu Xuan. In the Sydney 2000 Olympics she became the first woman to claim gold medal for China on Women’s Balance Beam as well as China’s first All Around Medallist .

Liu Xuan

Liu Xuan was born on March 12th, 1979 in Changsha, the capital city of China’s Hunan Province. At the age of five, she starting training as an gymnast with the encouragement from her father. Liu’s Mother also was a gymnast but had to cease training because of the closure of the gym during the Cultural Revolution.

Contrary to some reports, my mother never really wanted me to go into the sport and was much against the idea of me becoming a professional gymnast,” Liu said during an interview. “That’s probably because back in her time, potential gymnasts had to go through a lot of hardship with little reward. She just wanted me to grow up healthily and happily.”

It was actually my father who gave me the biggest push  in taking gymnastics seriously. He wanted me to achieve what my mother had always wanted for herself because he knew that was what, deep down, she really wanted.

Liu Xuan won the hearts and support of Chinese and international  fans through her  youthful energetic personality, sweet smile and her gymnastic skills, of course. This attracted the media in Hong Kong and a lot of focus was put upon her. She was praised by both fans and media as the “Xuan Beauty,” but at the time she was still the most beloved sports star.

Liu Xuan

After the Sydney 2000 Olympics, Liu Xuan began her retirement from the national team in 2001 at the age of 22. She still had the hunger to learn and experience more in life and decided to enrol a Journalism course at Peking University. This also favoured her by the media and the entertainment circle, which created her fan base throughout Asia. Having gained recognition from media and fans worldwide through her success as a gymnast, this raised interests by Entertainment companies.

In 2005, Liu Xuan began another direction in her career, she headed towards the showbiz and entertainment industry. Her life took a huge turnaround, as she took on her career as an actress, presenter and singer. The “Xuan Beauty” started filming for a movie in June 2005. The film was more like an introduction of her to the business, to build up her acknowledgement. Much more experience was required of Liu.

Liu Xuan and Rain

Liu took on other jobs, as a presenter for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Her role was to report on-site gymnastics for Hong Kong broadcaster TVB. Later in July 2009, she signed a contract with TVB as an actress.

Liu had also been in a few movies and dramas, although she did not make a huge success through those roles but it gave her the insight and experience to acting.

The other challenge she set herself in the entertainment industry is to become a singer. She has already sang along side the Hong Kong Pop QueenJoey Yung.” Her first two singles were based on the Olympic theme. At the helm of her first single “Chu Fa,” a pop/rock act that’s reflects of what is going through an athletes mind before an Olympic game. Through the development of that single, she had the chance to work with Hong Kong’s Rock ‘n’ Roll legend, Paul Wong.

Liu Xuan and Joey Yung on JSG Show:

During this year, Liu Xuan is said to be releasing her own music album, and TV series on TVB.

Liu Xuan on TVB

Although Liu have not made an instant impact in her new direction in life and maybe very little have been achieved compared to her career as an gymnast. But at YoYoAsia admires the way she is continuing her performance on a different stage and the effort she is putting in.  Will she make a success? It is very hard to say at this point as she has not released enough performances for us to judge. But I’m sure she will have the will-power and determination to grab the chances when they fall to her. Maybe it’s too soon to judge.

We have seen some other athletes and sports persons that are also now  well know celebrities. Is this a good trend we should look forward to? Yes, if they can entertain us and provide amazing performances. Different celebrity backgrounds might just bring freshening acts that will entertain us from time to time.

The other celebrity that took the path of from being an athlete to become a singer, actor and present is Alex Fong.

Alex Fong

Alex Fong was a swimmer. He represented Hong Kong in many competitions. Although he did not gain huge success and recognitions world wide but he was very popular in Hong Kong. Again the Entertainment saw the opportunity and persuaded him to quit swimming and change his career. Of course, he was signed up and began training as a singer and actor.


Alex Fong have already released many songs and starred in many movies. The genres are mostly based on love stories and songs as he is know as the “Pretty Boy of the Pool.” The genres suited his personality and looks, which created a huge fan base for him in Hong Kong. In my opinion, he’s not the best singer and actor but his songs are catchy and easy to listen to. Same goes with his acting, there’s still a lot of room for improvements.

Here’s a duet by Alex Fong and Stephy Tang:

We would like to see these athletes and sports persons to make an huge impact in showbiz. Set trends and acts that have never been done before. What we wouldn’t like to see is retired athletes or current athletes just jump into the showbiz industry without any related talents and just expect to earn quick money.

MTC@YoYoAsia

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Be The next K-pop Star!

You can be the next K-pop King/Queen!

Alanta Open Auditions

Have you got what it takes to become the next shining star of K-pop? If you have, get youself to this event!

“The Alanta Open Auditons” is organised by Eden Entertainment, allkpop, Korea Times Alanta and MBC. This event is held on behalf of  YG Entertainment, SM Entertainment, DSP Media, Nega Network and Jungle Entertainment to look for talented performers to join their labels. You still have time to prepare youself! Act quick!

Event Details:

To enter the auditions, you must be between the ages of 15-25 years old and speak fluent English and Korean. They are looking for singers, dancers and CF models. So if you fit in those requirements, prepare yourself now and apply via; auditons@allkpop.com

ATLANTA OPEN AUDITIONS

Date : March 13-14, 2010
Time : 11:00 AM-4:00 PM
Place : MBC STUDIO
2174 Pleasant Hill Rd.
Suite 201
Duluth, GA 30096

For more info: edenmusicent.com

For those who can make it to this event, all the best from YoYoAsia.

MTC

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